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NY AG Schneiderman Plays Up 'Resistance' to Trump

NY AG Schneiderman Plays Up 'Resistance' to Trump
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (Frank Franklin II/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:26 PM

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promoted his resistance to the Trump administration in a Medium post which highlighted a profile of him in The New York Times discussing his office's legal challenges to presidential policies.

Among the challenges are lawsuits contesting the travel ban and another one against a weakening of pollution standards.

The actions have often been conducted in cooperation with other Democratic attorneys general, with his Massachusetts counterpart Maura Healey telling The New York Times that "We don't have a stronger or smarter ally" than Schneiderman.

Schneiderman also is reportedly assisting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, according to Politico.

The cooperation could help provide Mueller with additional leverage to get President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to cooperate, as the president does not have pardon power over state crimes.

Schneiderman's influence is further enhanced, because many of Trump's associates and business interests are based in New York City, where Schneiderman has power to bring cases, according to The Daily Caller.

In 2013, his office brought a $40 million civil case against Trump University for fraud and illegal business practices, and Trump settled the lawsuit for $25 million during the presidential transition.

During the inquiry, Trump called Schneiderman "a lightweight," a "total loser," the nation's worst AG, and "dopey."

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